The CEW Stories Project

What is the CEW Stories Project? The CEW Stories Project is dedicated to sharing stories and celebrating our relationships with faculty, staff and students at the University of Michigan and the rest of the CEW family. These stories represent the different ways in which CEW works in the University and general community. We hope you enjoy meeting some of the people whose lives have been touched by CEW.

Do you have a CEW story to share? Whether you came in for counseling, a critical difference or research grant, a scholarship, or to attend one of our programs, we hope you'll take a moment to let us know what that experience meant to you. You can tell your story by completing a series of questions on the "Share Your Story" page or, if you prefer, we'd love the opportunity to speak with you in person, either by phone or in a face-to-face conversation. Please contact us at contactcew@umich.edu to arrange an interview.

“My life has really been full.” No one who knows Berna Mason could ever question that statement. Leaving Cass...

Nancy Sims was a 2007 recipient of a Margaret Dow Towsley Scholarship for her studies at the University of Michigan...

Jane Curry was a CEW Scholar, receiving her award in 1973. Jane received her PhD in American Culture from the...

Amy Mecozzi Cho was a 2003 recipient of a Sarah Winans Newman Scholarship for her studies in medicine. In 2007, Amy...

Jamie Austin remembers, at the age of 9, seeing an HIV infected child on TV. "It really touched my heart. She looked...

Bullying and teasing led Anna Koskiewicz to drop out of school in 9th grade. Eleven years later, having completed...

Crystal Kelley, Program Analyst, Federal Agency, Detroit

"I almost turned around as I was driving from...

Irma Wyman speaks of her initial contact with CEW as something she had been waiting for. “Where have you been?” she...

The Center for the Education of Women has been gifted by Connie Kinnear’s time, gratitude, and funding. It all...

Alvin Thomas is a clinical psychology graduate student and the first man ever to receive a scholarship from the...

The daughter of Iraqi immigrants, Dahlia grew up feeling the effects of discrimination in her mostly white, suburban...

When Samantha Hand Fratus was an undergraduate at Wellesley College, she never imagined that she would one day be a...